Wednesday, November 12, 2008
2 Days Until STS-126 Launch!
Yesterday evening, Atlantis was moved to the Orbiter Processing Facility 1, where it will undergo some modifications that would have been done after its flight. However, since we had the Hubble mission delay, we might as well take advantage of time and perform the work now. The date for the Atlantis (STS-125) launch is still projected to be around May 2009.
We’re officially 2 days way from launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-126). There is a 60% chance of favorable weather. If for some reason we are delayed, the next launch attempt would be on 11/15 at 7:29pm EDT. The crew arrived yesterday from Houston and they are ready for their mission.
Posted by Damaris Sarria Toepel at 8:29 AM
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This reminds me of Barbara Morgan's mission. On the NASA channel, she reminenced about her early life at NASA and how she purchased an old radio scanner to listen to the various airport frequencies. She didn't know what ATIS was etc. Anyway, I went out and bought a new one that works well since I'm one mile away from a large airport.
But, will I ever get to really use it.
I'll be watching from Daytona
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